Juntos continues outreach work in the Barrio Lucila Franco

Continuing with our community outreach work, Juntos in conjunction with REDES, the department of family services once again visited Lucila Franco. And once again Dra. Andrea Kaufman along with her assistant Cris Velazquez offered their services. Cats, dogs, horses and even a goat were evaluated by the veterinarian who administered free vaccines and worm medicine. […]

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Preventive Pet Health Clinics in Lucila Franco

As part of our mission to promote the humane treatment of animals through community participation, this week JUNTOS Vieques Inc., visited the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques. Along with REDES social worker Mayra Rivera, humane educator Adora Negron, and veterinarian Andrea Kaufman, JUNTOS launched the first Preventive Pet Health Clinic, of what promises to be […]

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Cool Cats Summer Camp 2016

After participating in different summer camps in Vieques since 2013, last year JUNTOS created their own camp. The JUNTOS Cool Cats Summer Camp returned this year with a total of 28 campers mostly from the Lucila Franco Community. Campers where provided T’shirts, reusable water bottles and towels, plus daily nutritious and compassionate snacks and lunches […]

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Bite Prevention and First Aid at Lucila Franco Community

The children of the Lucila Franco Community in Vieques received an orientation about dog bite prevention and first aid care after a bite. With lots of enthusiasm they helped each other demostrate how to properly care for a wound. Also, they prepared their own first aid kit. This activity is one of many that have […]

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First Animal Fair in Vieques

On Thursday May 12, JUNTOS brought together various animal welfare and environmental groups for the First Animal Fair in Vieques. Adults and children alike had the chance to receive valuable information from all these groups in one place. From pet nutrition to endangered animals, experts promoted their cause by educating with live demonstrations, food preparation, […]

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Bringing Hope and Change to “At Risk” Communities

Once again this year JUNTOS has teamed up with REDES from the Department of Family. We share a common goal to end violence and cruelty in “At Risk” communities and provide hope for children and their families. Our target community has been Lucila Franco in Vieques. Since the construction of these 53 homes, the community […]

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End Dog Fighting Campaign

The 20 de septiembre de 1988 Middle School says NO to dog fighting! During March students participated in a series of workshops to create awareness of the cruelty of dog fighting and motivate them to take action against this illegal practice. This series of workshops, films,presentations, games and art, allows their knowledge and empathy to […]

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“Successful Fundraiser”

Juntos’ third annual “Show and Tell” fundraiser on Sunday March 13 was well attended and enjoyed by all. It was an inspiring evening culminating with a talk from Adora Negron on “Why we need to teach Humane Education” and the very important differences between intervention and prevention. I think all agreed that Juntos is on […]

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